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You're FIRED!

December 5
Prompt: Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?
Author: Alice Bradley

Oooooohhh This one I LOVE!!!! I "let go" of the saboteurs! Yep 2010 was the year of the "Severed Friend", (all terms in "" to be used loosely!) There are people in this world who don't want to support me, people who I've known for a long time, who have cried on my shoulder over the break up of a relationship, people I've helped move into their new homes, people who, when they have called, I have dropped what I've been doing and run, yes "RUN", to them, and when I started show the slight interest in changing my health, my looks, my attitude, they become traitors! Its like I've lost friends and gained a demolition team! And they're very dangerous! The "friends" and lets use that term loosely.. who wanted to support me and come walking with me but then stop on the way home for food and lattes and ice-cream! Yes.. thats REALLY helping! I've done the sabotage thing to myself for years... I'm DONE with it. Realising that people who you thought were on your side and they're not isn't a happy feeling. Washing your hands of them is REALLY hard. When you see that green eyed monster appear when you've lost a bit more weight than they have, or you get a compliment before they do, suddenly they're buying you lunch somewhere you can't resist temptation and when you DO succumb but restrain yourself, 'you're boring' and 'not as much fun as you used to be' because you chose a salad! Who knew that the menu of life determined how much fun you are by the dessert you pick! They know the programme.. they watch you struggle to buy clothes and feel like you fit into the world. The distancing of myself from them hasn't gone down too well... my excuses are wearing thin.. but some of them have received the message loud and clear. I'm doing this. If you don't like it, don't tag along for the ride but don't begrudge me my health and my chance to make my life better. I've also sent clear messages to the ones who I can't get the A-team onto.. drum roll please... The out-laws! Message was received and understood.. DO NOT MESS WITH HER ANYMORE! She's not joking. Husband standing up on my side of the fence was quite a break through too! These "people" .. sigh.. it's not so much letting go but firing them from your life and I'm well rid!


  1. Well done. Moving away from people who we've trusted but who then hold us back is a toughie. Sounds like you're handling it well.

  2. Good for you! Dealing with friends who are jealous of you because you're doing something they WISH they could do is SO HARD. You're better off without the saboteurs!


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